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at a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in rokkasho in northeastern japan. a self-defense force plane flew an nra commissioner and members of the staff to the site. the official used the plant's emergency response center to communicate by video linked with the agency's headquarters in tokyo. they rehearsed measures to evacuate the village and ensure the safety of its residents. >>> turkish commanders are mobilizing armored vehicles along the border with syria. they have been increasing their security since a syrian mortar attack on a border town. the turkish government's action follows a second straight of artillery strikes by its military. those forces were retaliating for a syrian mortar attack on on wednesday on the town of akcakale. the border attacks killed five civilians including a woman and her three children. prime minister recep tayyip erdogan says turkey would never want to start a war, but he said nobody should test turkey's determination to protect their borders. the united nations security council has expressed concern about the situation along the border. it issued a statement deno
of residents and the natural environment. >> reporter: defense ministers confirm there's no change to the exit strategy. they say that 75% of the population of afghanistan lives in areas where order is maintained by police forces. nato secretary general says the thdrawal pn is based on an objective analysis of the situation in the country. >> it's not because eyes have partners rush for the exit. it's not because of lack of cohesion within our coalition. on the contrary. we have agreed to hand over to the afghans and as they step forward, our troops can step backwards. >> reporter: about 100,000 troops, including the u.s. are deployed. they are training police personnel to fill the void after troops leave the country. trust between the two sides is being undermined by a series of recent insider attacks. international soldiers have been killed by afghan military or personnel or people wearing afghan uniforms. at the meeting the defense ministers agreed to continue task after pulling troops out. they also decided to draw up concrete withdrawal plans by early next year including the number of per
for financial assistance. >>> the planned measure between the europe's major aerospace and defense companies has collapsed in political deadlock. officials of franco german airbus owner eads and british based -- say in a statement the deal is canceled. they say the firms decided it was in their best interests to terminate the discussions and focus on their respective strategies. the statement came on wednesday after days of negotiations involving the british, french and german governments. >>> u.s. central bank says the economy in the u.s. is still growing but at a modest pace. the federal reserve's latest report on economic conditions across the country shows some improvements in consumer spending and the housing market. the feds report is based on surveys conducted by its 12 district banks. it says consumer spending in the last six weeks was generally flat to up slightly with rising gasoline prices weighing on sentiment. the report states housing starts and home prices are on the rise in many regions. but the fed remains cautious about employment conditions. it says the report that employment
the european stability mechanism. that's one of the key tools now in the defense against further threats in the region. eurozone finance ministers launched their new rescue fund just as the meetings here got started 3 european stability mechanism is a regional version of the imf. 17 finance ministers in the eurozone gathered in luxembourg for the inaugural board meeting of the fund. their new tool replaces emergency measures that were established for greece and other cash-strapped countries. the european financial stability facility. now, the fund's lending capacity is going to be about $650 billion. member nations will contribute to it in line with the size of their economy. the people who run it will be lending money to governments in need and they'll use it to purchase state bonds and bail out banks directly. analysts say they do expect one of the first tasks for those managers will be to purchase spanish sovereign bonds. well, imf economists zeroed in on the fiscal health of their host. they said planned increases in the consumption tax will not keep japan out of trouble. the economi
against its troops. defense ministers from nato's 28 member nations met in brussels on wednesday on the final day of a two-day conference. about 100,000 nato-led soldiers are stationed in afghanistan, mostly from the u.s. some nations want to speed up the pullout of the soldiers. but the meeting confirms there would be no changes to the withdrawal plan. nato ministers insisted that afghan military and police control an area covering three-quarters of the country's population. they also agreed to drop plans to train afghan troops and police to handle the aftermath of the combat troop withdrawal. nato secretary-general anders flores mussen insists it's based on assessment of the situation in afghanistan. >> it's not because isaf partners rushed for the exit. it's not because of lack of cohesion within our coalition. on the contrary. >> but relations between na nato-led forces and afghanistan have been strained by insider attacks. afghan military and police or people wearing afghan uniforms have killed more than 50 foreign soldiers this year. >>> people in north korea are marking th
't go home. and asked when that would be, and she said she doesn't know. >>> military enforces defenses near the border with syria. it sent at least 25 more fighter jets to the area. the build-up of troops and weapons is adding to fears that the conflict in syria could escalate into a regional conflict. turkish forces fired artillery shells into syria for six days in a row, responsibilitying to mortar attacks from the syrian side. cross boreder exchange began when a mortar fired from inside syria and hit a turkish border. the turkish military, deployed, 25 f-16 fighter jets to a base near the border. the military reinforcing troops and moving gun batteries to the area. turkish officials say syria's military and rebel forces are engaged in ape fierce battle near the border. shells landing in turkey may be offtarget. turkey could start bombings adpens se against syria. turkey could try to secure a buffer zone inside syria. nato secretary-general says the alliances ready to defend turk year. the remark is seen as a warning to syrian president, bashar al-assad to halt the cross border attac
for the syrian defense ministry. the syrian government denied the allegations. it calls the turkish decision an act of piracy. russia's foreign ministry accused turkey of endangering the lives of russian passengers on board the plane. it is demanding the full explanation. observers say the incident could strain relations between russia and turkey. the two countries increasing at odds following syria's shelling of a turkish border town. >>> japan is taking steps to restrict the international trade in an endangered type of turtle. the black breasted leaf turtle native to southern prefecture of okinawa, small freshwater animal is under pressure because of demand by collectors. this is the first time japan has proposed one of its indigenous species included in convention on international trade and endangered species of wild fawna and flora. the turtle is caught illegal and sold on line for $6 3sh,300. it wants to put an end to illegal smuggling. it provides protect tugs to 34,000 species. >>> now, officials in okinaw prefecture will enlist new allies to monitor the osprey aircraft. 12 ospreys ha
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